New Members Orientation. Rotary International District 3810. DGE Karen Tamayo. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ROTARY!. Who Are We?. 1.2 million in 32,000 clubs in the world
New Members Orientation
Rotary International District 3810
DGE Karen Tamayo
WORLD OF ROTARY!
First Rotary Club in Chicago, 1905.
National Association of Rotary Clubs formed 1910 – Paul Harris elected as president, served 2 years.
First flown in Jan 1915 in Kansas City Missouri. Carried to the North Pole by Admiral Byrd (RC Winchester, Virginia) in 1926. Formally adopted by RI in 1929 at RI Convention in Dallas.
Drawn as a simple wagon wheel by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engineer. In 1923 present gearwheel with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by RI. The ‘keyway’ was added as advised by a group of engineers.
To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. This ideal of service is fostered through:
1. the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
2. high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupation and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
3. the application of the ideal of service in one’s personal, business and community life; and
4. the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
‘He Profits Most Who Serves Best’ approved in 2nd Rotary Convention in Portland, Oregon 1911
Art Sheldon, Chicago Rotarian – stated in a speech ‘He profits most who serves his fellows best’
Ben Collins, president of RC Minneapolis –used the statement ‘Service Not Self’
1989 Council on Legislation adopted – ‘Service Above Self’
2004 Secondary motto ‘They Profit Most Who Serve Best’
1922 RI announced a worldwide attendance contest. Motivated thousands of Rotarians to achieve 100% attendance/makeup.
Standard RC Constitution Bylaws: automatic termination for non-attendance if:
Rotary is a participatory organization that highly values regular attendance. When a members is absent, the club loses that personal association with the member.
Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor, 1923 took over a failing Aluminum Company. Created a 24 word code of ethics.
Adopted by RI in 1943. Translated into more than 100 languages.
Of the things we think, say or do:
Taylor became RI President 1954-55.
Carlos P. Romulo
M.A.T. Caparas – Served as RI President 1986
Horse for a pastor
Public toilet in Chicago
Religious beliefs of each individual Rotarian should be respected. RI Board meetings – few moments of silent meditation.
Henry Ruggles – fifth man to join Paul Harris. Enjoyed singing. Group singing became a tradition.
Active Member: Elected to membership under a business or professional classification. Enjoys all the obligations, responsibilities and privileges of membership provided in RI Constitution and Bylaws.
Honorary Rotary membership: offered to those who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals.
Some honorary members:
King Gustaf of Sweden King George VI of England
Sir Winston ChurchillCharles Lindbergh
Thor Heyerdahl Thomas Edison
Walt DisneyBob Hope
Margaret Thatcher many US presidents.
Are we members of RI?
We are members of Rotary Clubs, the clubs are members of RI.
RI President, Board of Directors, General Secretary in Evanston
The Philippines belongs to Zone 7A
10 Districts in the Philippines – we are RI District 3810
District 3810 as 4 areas – Manila, Pasay, Cavite and Occidental Mindoro
District Governor (DG)
Chief of Staff (COS)
District Secretary (DS) and Area Secretaries
District Treasurer and Area Treasures
Senior Deputy Governors (SDG) – In charge of area operations
Assistant Governors (AGs) – Direct contact with clubs
District Committee Chairs and Area Representatives
Council on Legislation
1914 on a train ride to the Houston convention, only one Rotarian’s wife on board.
Her name was Ann, she became known as the Rotarian’s Ann.
A chant was created for Rotary Ann.
On arrival in Houston, there was another wife present whose name was also Ann. In 1984 RI encouraged all Rotary clubs to sponsor such informal groups.
Until 1989, Constitution and Bylaws of RI – membership was for males only.
1978 RC of Duarte, California invited 3 women to become members.
RI Board withdrew the club charter for violation of RI Constitution.
Club brought suit against RI – violation of state civil rights law prohibiting discrimination of any form in business establishments or public accommodations.
California Superior Court ruled against Duarte. California Court of Appeals Court reversed the Duarte decision.
US Supreme Court upheld California Court of Appeals maintaining that Rotary clubs do have a “business purpose” and are in some ways public type organizations.
Action in 1987 allowed women to become Rotarians in any jurisdiction having similar ‘public accommodation’ statues.
23 June, 1987 Dr Sylvia Whitlock was inducted by DGE Dr Kim K Siu as the first woman Club president in the history of Rotary
Council on Legislation changed RI Constitution with a vote to eliminate ‘male only’ provision for all of Rotary.
JanuaryRotary Awareness Month
FebruaryWorld Understanding Month
JuneRotary Fellowships Month
AugustMembership and Extension Month
SeptemberNew Generations Month
OctoberVocational Service Month
NovemberRotary Foundation Month
Why does Rotary need a Club Leadership Plan?
Every year, Rotary leadership changes at the club, district, and international levels.
The Club Leadership Plan provides for better succession planning and continuity.
In addition, Rotary leaders are volunteers with many demands on their time.
A recommended administrative structure allows these leaders to focus on service rather than club management.
1917 RI President Arch Klumph proposed endowment fund for ‘doing good in the world’
1918 first contribution of USD 26.50 from RC Kansas City, Mo
1947 on death of Paul Harris, memorial gifts to The Rotary Foundation
2004-05 USD 85 million to the Annual Programs Fund and USD 118 million in total contributions
District Simplified Grants
World Peace Fellowships
Vocational Study Exchange
Began in 1985 in the Philippines
Adopted as Global Eradication of Polio
Only 3 countries in the world with Wild Polio Virus cases:
India – no new cases for one year
Bill and Melinda Gates Support
Paul Harris Fellow
Multiple Paul Harris
Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY)
RI Resources – Humanity in Motion
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